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Firefox is not showing emoticons on Facebook.

Instead of emoticons, Firefox is showing me blank spaces all over Facebook (chat, status updates, comments etc.). I've tried to clean all data, I've restarted it, and it … (read more)

Instead of emoticons, Firefox is showing me blank spaces all over Facebook (chat, status updates, comments etc.). I've tried to clean all data, I've restarted it, and it doesn't help. Only thing that's helping is when I downgrade to version 29, so it must be a bug. Currently, I'm using version 33.1.1, the latest one, on 64bit Windows 8.1.

Emoticons work properly on other browsers (IE, Chrome, Opera).

Asked by domenico1260 5 years ago

Answered by domenico1260 5 years ago

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How can I put the Tabs back below the navigation bar? I immensely do NOT like the navigation bar under the Tabs. Thanks.

Versions prior to 29 allow me to about:config to put Tabs below the navigation bar. Now this configuration no longer works. It is HUGELY annoying!! How can I configure th… (read more)

Versions prior to 29 allow me to about:config to put Tabs below the navigation bar. Now this configuration no longer works. It is HUGELY annoying!!

How can I configure the Tabs back where they are most useful, below the navigation bar?

Thank you.

asked and a "solution" was posted - locking this thread to keep it from going further off-topic - Ed

Asked by cmcole101 6 years ago

Answered by cmcole101 6 years ago

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Plugin check not working

I am having a problem on my Win8 machine tonight, I see the check function running and it doesn't stop. It is not a connectivity issue as I was able run this function ton… (read more)

I am having a problem on my Win8 machine tonight, I see the check function running and it doesn't stop. It is not a connectivity issue as I was able run this function tonight from same home network on my Mac OSX 10.9 that didn't have Adobe Flash with Firefox latest version.

Technical details: Win8.1 Firefox 35.0.1 Adobe Flash Player 16 NPAPI v16.0.0.305 Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.250.6 Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U25 6.0.250.6 (Disabled)

What I've tested so far: 1) Started FF in safe mode, tried plugin check, results never loaded 2) Removed extensions, tried plugin check, results never loaded 3) Permitted Java to run on this site, results never loaded 4) Verified Adobe Flash is functioning versus http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ 5) I usually keep Adobe Flash security permissions locked down as much as possible, so things can't put crap cookies on my machine without explicit permission. I've tweak various settings to make the security level more permissive. Plugin check still didn't work.

What are the minimum techincal requirements for the plugin check feature to work? If this is indeed an Adobe Flash issue, why does this feature work on the Mac that doesn't have AF installed, but not on the Windows machine? What more detail is needed from my end to figure out what might be happening?

Asked by Agent_Vanilla 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Lay-out tip(s) for those who dislike FF29 and want a classic (minimal) lay out

Okay, I really really dislike the FF 29 layout and use of it. For me it makes no sense at all and find it also butt ugly. So did some searching and experimenting and thou… (read more)

Okay, I really really dislike the FF 29 layout and use of it. For me it makes no sense at all and find it also butt ugly. So did some searching and experimenting and thought I shared my finding so maybe others with the same opinion/feelings can benefit also.
There is the option for the Classic Theme Restorer but for me that is an add on that is way too complex for a simple task. So, not for me.

Here are the add-ons that make FF look old school with normal back- and forward button, a normal download window, add on bar and so on. Warning though: it is a minimalistic look. All the fancy non-productive nonsense and so on are gone. I use all this with FF 29 now and works (and looks) great.

1) LittleFox . This add-on makes everything "smaller". But as a kind of bonus it also gets the round buttons, tabs and so on out of the way. Info and download: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/littlefox-for-firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/littlefox-for-firefox/

2) Addon Bar. A simple addon that adds the add-on bar, no need to restart FF. Info and download on https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/the-addon-bar/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/the-addon-bar/

3) Backward and forward arrows: really great add-on that brings back the normal backward and forward option. Info and downlopad on https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/backforward-dropmarker/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/backforward-dropmarker/

4) Normal download window. I am very happy with this add on: the normal, down to earth and logical download manager. With download speed visible and so on. Info and download: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/downloads-window/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/downloads-window/

And that's it. Only four add ons to get FF back to it's great and logical layout it once had. If it is too minimal in your taste, I advise to not use the LittleFox add-on.


Edit.

I hope you do not mind, I have taken the liberty of editing the links so that they are capable of redirecting to other locales. So I removed the Dutch nl/

Asked by meegja 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Solved: 'Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shockwave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.'

A lot of people have this problem, so did i. It only happened if i was logged on as an user (on multiple computers), thus the administrator user account didn't had any pr… (read more)

A lot of people have this problem, so did i.

It only happened if i was logged on as an user (on multiple computers), thus the administrator user account didn't had any problems.

After multiple months of frustration and browsing the internet for a solution i was at the point of try to change each setting in Firefox and see if it would work, if not set it back. Luckily my first educated guess was the correct one! :)

What worked for me was to set the 'dom.ipc.plugins.flash.subprocess.crashreporter.enabled' to false in about:config

1. Thus type in your browser the next url: about:config 2. Click the button: 'I'll be carefull, I promise!' 3. type in the new searchbar: 'dom.ipc.plugins.flash.subprocess.crashreporter.enabled' 4. double click on the preference to set it to false. 5. close the tab in Firefox 6. close (all instances of) Firefox 7. start Firefox 8. happy surfing :)

Enjoy

Asked by ITryToHelp 5 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 years ago

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I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not s

I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not showing. An… (read more)

I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not showing. Any ideas?

Asked by sensuscom 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox Update from Popping-Up?

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#. A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome. Why is there no option av… (read more)

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#.

A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome.

Why is there no option available to turn it off?

Asked by blebadef 10 months ago

Last reply by Matthias 4 months ago

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tabs below

(Removed beta link to 28. -m) All the current changes for firefox seem oriented towards the tab computer market but unfortunately these tab computers are way to slow and … (read more)

(Removed beta link to 28. -m)

All the current changes for firefox seem oriented towards the tab computer market but unfortunately these tab computers are way to slow and underperform compared dramaticly compared to my desktop computer. Having tabs below is what makes my system functionality and workflow perform at its best. I often have up to 100 tabs open at a time when doing research but with every change by firefox this ability is more and more taken away. from right click send emails and now tabs cant be placed below its time for firefox to decide if its time for two different versions of there product to be made. One for the desktop and a seperate version for tablet computers. Having tabs above the address bar is just plain stupid when you have 100 tabs open ie it just doesnt work. My pc has 64 gigs of ram and a 6 cor processor and with every itereation of firefox for the past 4 years my ability to use the ability of my PC has been more and more removed. I seem to have no choice but to revert to an earlier version of firfox in order to at least keep some of the former functionality. I dont use touch functionality and yet the latest version seems complllletelly oriented towards touch computers and thats great but its been done at the expence of people like me who will never use this type of feature. Time to creat two seperate versions of Firfox one for people like me who have realy powerfull computers and many many many tabs open at a time and one for the tablet pc touch people who only have 1 or 2 tabs open at a time.

Asked by ikeepbees 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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I got a virus that installed a proxy on my PC!

Last night I was installing a software and it tried to install SEVERAL viruses on my pc that I successfully managed to stop the installation. But I got another serious th… (read more)

Last night I was installing a software and it tried to install SEVERAL viruses on my pc that I successfully managed to stop the installation. But I got another serious threat that I want to know whether it's still there and how can I get rid of it.

When I opened the software I was trying to install, it automatically opened a new tab on my Firefox opened window and in that same instant I knew something wrong was happening. The thing is that it loaded some pages in the same tab, using a full redirection so I couldn't go back to them and it ended in a modified Google (www.google.com/"something"). The thing is that I tried to go to the download page and Firefox started telling me THAT IT DIDN'T EXIST, then I knew something heavy was going on. I used the Reset tool (about:support) and parts of the virus got lost in the process. But the thing is that even when Firefox is set to start at https://www.google.com.uy or even when I put the blank page option for starting, it ALWAYS redirects me to the page of the virus ( http://www.istartsurf.com/?type=sc&ts=1412823435&from=sky&uid=WDCXWD5000AAKX-00ERMA0_WD-WCC2EHK4239242392 ) and if I then open another tab/window without closing the main, it justs do as I configured it (home: google, new page: blank).

Since I already reset Firefox, I want to know whether I should use another mechanism (likely deleting the entire ...\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla folder) or just reinstalling Firefox? I have already passes a full scan of my PC with AVG Internet Security 2015 (found 23 virus on the virus main folder and some Windows folders) and passed Ccleaner against every Firefox component.

If I forget about adding anything, please let me know.

Asked by camilobloooddrunk 5 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 5 years ago

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Login popup for Instagram won't load. Works fine in IE.

Instagram is one of a few sites that choke on loading a login screen in Firefox 32.0.2. The login popup spins endlessly, but works fine in other browsers. CNET is anothe… (read more)

Instagram is one of a few sites that choke on loading a login screen in Firefox 32.0.2. The login popup spins endlessly, but works fine in other browsers. CNET is another site which has terrible troubles with Firefox. BrightHouse Networks sites also stall on Firefox. Tried everything: deleting History, deleting relevant cookies, checking Hosts list, etc etc.

Asked by Mr. News 5 years ago

Answered by Mr. News 5 years ago

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Why does my Plugin status check does not load but instead it keeps spinning?

I have to update my Adobe shockwave player plugin but I can't do it since my Plugin status check page fails to show my plug ins, instead it just says "Checking with Mozil… (read more)

I have to update my Adobe shockwave player plugin but I can't do it since my Plugin status check page fails to show my plug ins, instead it just says "Checking with Mozilla on the status of your plugins" forever.

Asked by GSicKz 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes every time I try to save an image, it started after Windows update on 3/8/16

locked - continue here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1113553 Can no save images or anything, soon as I click "save image as" Firefox carshes. … (read more)

locked - continue here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1113553

Can no save images or anything, soon as I click "save image as" Firefox carshes.

Asked by celshaug 4 years ago

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How to enable copy and paste in Firefox

I have tried over and over and over and I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME figure out how to configure Firefox to allow me to copy and paste. I've downloaded EVER SINGLE EXTENSI… (read more)

I have tried over and over and over and I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME figure out how to configure Firefox to allow me to copy and paste. I've downloaded EVER SINGLE EXTENSION YOU HAVE and some I found online!!!! HOW DO I COPY AND PASTE??? And please don't be a smart aleck and tell me to right click..I tried that. I've tried everything it's not working...

Asked by BrilliantEvil 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Plugins up-to-date check doesn't work

When clicking "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" I get only this page text https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium… (read more)

When clicking "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" I get only this page text

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=plugincheck-update

with no information of my plugins. Why is that, please?

Asked by ericrose 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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why is firefox continually updating itself, despite being set to never update, done it 4 bloody times now

I saw the utter uselessness of version 29, removing many of the useful buttons etc. Once I saw it I pretty quickly went back up to v 28, a useful version. Since then it h… (read more)

I saw the utter uselessness of version 29, removing many of the useful buttons etc. Once I saw it I pretty quickly went back up to v 28, a useful version. Since then it has gone back to v 29 4 times, despite being set to never update itself, precisely to avoid it doing this. Frankly this is a virus like behaviour. If the v29 was actually an improvement over 28 I would have updated to it, but it is crap so I do not want it. I have set everything to stop it updating and it just keeps updating itself to this useless version, probably going to have to go to pale moon now, a browser which seems to actually work and do what it is told.

Asked by nicrayner 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago